The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has thanked Nigerians for their outpouring of grief and concerns over Thursday’s Lagos plane crash which affected the family, friends and well wishers of former minister and former PDP Governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Agagu.
This is even as the party expressed confidence in the ability of the aviation authority as presently constituted to unravel the cause of the accident and ensure maximum safety in the nation’s airspace.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh said the leadership of the party was “thrown into very deep sorrow” when it received the news of the mishap but assured that it will not be a set-back to the progress so far achieved in the aviation sector.
“We earnestly thank Nigerians for the outpouring of grief, prayers and concerns since the occurrence of this accident. It is a devastating tragedy that calls for soul searching and fervent prayers to the Almighty God.
“However, we wish to assure Nigerians of the ability and expertise of the aviation authority as presently constituted to unravel the cause of the accident as well as to ensure maximum safety in the nation’s airspace.
“While it is noted that air crashes occur all over the world, the party expect the aviation authorities to maximize the innovations so far initiated and implemented in the sector to ensure that we achieved maximum safety rate in the industry.
“We expect the aviation authorities to live up to their billing and not be deterred by the accident. The safety of Nigerians must be paramount at all times and must not be compromised in any way,” the statement said.
The party condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the crash and wished the injured a speedy recovery.